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Old 12-03-2010, 01:37 PM   #1
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I have two low voltage recessed fixtures that came with MR16, 50 watt,12 volt lamps GU5.3, 2 pin base. Is it safe to use a MR16, 20 watt, 12 volt lamp in the fixtures?

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Lower wattage. I don't see an issue. It will be less heat.


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If anything it would make the fixture, wiring and holder last longer due to less heat stress.
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